Dimension Data Launches Software-Defined Networking Development Model

Strategic, consultative approach will help Dimension Data clients understand how to successfully build and operate SDN networks

May 27, 2014, 09:00 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today launched its Software-defined Networking (SDN) Development Model. Dimension Data's SDN Development Model features a consulting-led, facilitated workshop that will provide clients with a series of recommendations on how to implement an SDN program, and what specific actions to take to ensure its success.

Software-defined networking is an emerging architectural approach to networking in which network functionality and services are made available in software and the network becomes programmable. SDN ensures that the network, a critical ICT asset supporting the majority of business processes and communications, becomes far more flexible in its ability to reinforce business objectives. More importantly, SDN creates opportunities for cost savings through more efficient operations, as well as a more effective delivery of network services. IDC Research predicts that SDN revenues will reach $3.7 billion in the next two years; however, a move to SDN can be potentially disruptive and complex for organizations.

"Software-defined networking is not just a trend, but an important shift that will drive significant changes in how networks are built and operated – and ultimately, the entire networking industry," said Rob Lopez, Dimension Data's Group Executive – Networking. "As an organization with a 31-year history of designing, architecting, deploying, maintaining and supporting network solutions and infrastructure, Dimension Data is uniquely positioned to educate our global clients about SDN. With the insights delivered through our Software-defined Networking Development Model, organizations will be in a strong position to move ahead with their SDN journey in a structured and coherent manner."

For more information on Dimension Data's Software-defined Networking Development Model, visit http://www.dimensiondata.com/Global/Technologies/Software-defined-networking.

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

For further information please contact:

Nicole O'Brien
Dimension Data Americas
T: +1 571-203-4117
E: nicole.obrien@dimensiondata.com

Michelle Barry
Davies Murphy Group
T: 781-418-2462
E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com

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